The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
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Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Never say die.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Talkers are no good doers.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.